Cape Cod Healthcare has announced the opening of the Salerno Intensive Care Unit at Falmouth Hospital, a fully renovated space providing high-quality, critical care services for the Upper Cape community.
The new, 11,000-square-foot ICU officially opened on Oct. 31 and features 10 state-of-the-art patient rooms with natural light, direct views of patient rooms from all clinical stations, specially designed nursing workstations, and spacious and comfortable family waiting rooms.
The $10 million unit was funded in part with generous support from the Salerno Foundation and other philanthropic donors. The project, which involved relocating the ICU from the first floor of Falmouth Hospital to the second-floor area formerly occupied by the maternity ward, is part of a long-term strategic plan to upgrade and modernize the facilities at Falmouth Hospital. The next and final phase of Falmouth Hospital’s revitalization will involve redesigning the hospital’s operating room suite, expanding its OR footprint into the former ICU space to gain two additional operating rooms and new peri-and post-operative areas.
By providing patients with access to improved facilities featuring state-of-the-art technology and equipment, Cape Cod Healthcare is able to better serve people in their own community.
“Our new ICU at Falmouth Hospital is another example of upholding our commitment to our community by ensuring people who are critically ill on the Upper Cape are able to receive vital care right where they live,” said Michael Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “As with the Yawkey Emergency Center at Falmouth Hospital several years ago and other hospital improvements, the ICU is an example of what state-of-the-art can look like in a community setting and is a game- changer for us. It not only allows us to take care of critically ill patients, but also allows us to expand our ORs and offer increased access to surgical care, close to home. We are grateful for the generous support of the Salerno family and others who helped make this a reality. Through this facility, you can see the possibilities of not only today, but also the future.”